(Minister & Elder)
Darren is a native born Essex boy and pleased to be back after a 36 year absence! He was previously Minister of St Cath’s Tranmere (near Liverpool) for 8 years and was on the staff teams at All Saints Peckham and Christ Church Surbiton Hill (both in London). He has had training for Ministry from the Cornhill Training Course, Oak Hill Theological College and Westminster Seminary, Philadelphia.
Darren is a Trustee at European Missionary Fellowship (EMF), where he also teaches eschatology at their School of Biblical Studies. He is married to Glad and father of Josiah and chief walker of Max the dog. Darren supports Southampton, brews beer and experimental wine.
(Associate Minister & Elder)
Steffen was born and brought up in Spain, by his German Mum and Welsh Dad, but he sounds English to us. After working as a software engineer, he was an apprentice at Christ Church, Mayfair and also spent a year as a lecturer at a Baptist seminary in Cuba. On return he went on to study at Oak Hill Theological College and to produce a PhD under the supervision of Gordon Wenham in the Book of Psalms.
We share his time with Cuba para Cristo, in a joint project of theological training with Tyndale House (Cambridge) and De Verre Naasten. (See our Missions page.)
Steffen is married to Sally and they have two little boys, Ben Dietrich and Daniel William Wilberforce, who (in their own words) love Jesus “because he died for us” and look forward to His coming back “when he will mend everything, heal everyone, judge his enemies and take away our sins”.
David has been at CPC almost since its inception. He is a chartered architect and town planner, principal of an architectural practice specialising in work to historic churches. He is married to Ruth and have three grown up married children, all walking with the Lord. David is a keen and loyal Ipswich Town supporter.
Hugo is originally from Holland where he was also an elder in the Gereformeerde Kerken vrijgemaakt. Hugo is self-employed as a business coach, after years of experience running companies. He serves with Daylight Trust and regularly visits and preaches in Chelmsford Prison. He is married to Renate and has three school age daughters. They are a very musical family: think Von Trap and you’re in the zone. Hugo also supports his home team, Feyenoord, and is nuts about cycling and squash.
Tim has recently retired having mostly worked in management and logistics. He is married to Ruth and has three grown up married children, all walking with the Lord and a growing number of grandchildren who occupy his time. Tim is also a DIY whiz.